Joe Ray Papke

Joe Ray Papke, age 68, of Columbiaville died February 5, 2022 at McLaren - Bay Region.  

Joe was born January 7, 1954 in Lapeer, Michigan to the late William and Mina Papke.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball, and worked on cleaning up the copper and aluminum he found while scraping. 

Joe is survived by his siblings: Darlene (Jesse) Hittle, Wilma (Martin) Erskine, Laura (Ken) LaLone, Mike Papke, and many nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and baby sister Beth Ann. 

Funeral service 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville, where family and friends may visit Wednesday 3:00 to 9:00 PM.   Mr. Jesse Hittle officiating.  Interment Wood Lawn Cemetery in Columbiaville.  Memorial contributions in memory of Joe may be made to the charity of your choice.  Share memories, condolences, and photos online with the family at